Principal's Message

Message from the Principal: Brother Eric Ali-- When guiding our children toward proper Islamic character, we must remember that part of being a wise teacher or parent is being kind and gentle with our children. During the time of the Prophet (saw), a Bedouin urinated in the masjid. Immediately the Prophet’s companions rushed toward the man to beat him. But the Prophet (saw) told them to leave him alone. After the man finished urinating, the Prophet (saw) told him, “Verily, filth and urine are not permitted in these masjids. Indeed, it is for the remembrance of Allah.” The Messenger said to his companions, “I was sent to make things easy, and I was not sent to make things difficult.” And he poured a bucket of water over the urine. Even though our children were raised in Islam, eventually they will have to choose to be Muslims. Let’s help make the proper decision easy for them.-- Al-Madinah School: 1635 South Saint Andrews Place, Los Angeles, California 90019-- (1-323) 296-5961

Friday, September 29, 2017

Husband not Receptive to no-hitting (By:Grandma Jeddah)

My husband is not very receptive to the types of respectful discipline methods you mention in your e-book. How can I get him to change his ways of hitting our 4-year-old whenever he misbehaves?

Don’t give up on trying to be a good example for your husband.  Insha’Allah, as he observes you implementing your new discipline approach and sees the positive outcomes, he will become more receptive. You might be interested in picking up a copy of an excellent book for your husband.  It’s called Parenting in the West, an Islamic Perspective. It’s written by a doctor and his wife, Dr. Ekram and Dr. Mohamed Rida Beshir.  It presents great material on parenting with patience, understanding, and alternatives to hitting.  It’s a hard copy and written by a brother, so he may be more receptive to it, insha’Allah.  In the mean time, continue your efforts and dua.  Allah has Power over all things. 

This is an excerpt from Grandma Jeddah's e-book 67 Discipline Pearls for Your Most Challenging Discipline Problems. Order your copy today at 

Grandma Jeddah is the mother of 11 children and 16 grandchildren. She has taught hundreds of students for over 30 years at an Islamic school in Los Angeles, California. She has written dozens of articles for Muslim magazines, newspapers and blogs.  She is the author of, Discipline without Disrespecting: Discover the Hidden Secrets of How to Effectively Discipline Your Muslim Child--And Keep Your Peace of Mind while at It.  Order her e-books at:

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